Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium) is an antibacterial medication indicated for use in treating or preventing infections thought to be caused by bacteria susceptible to Augmentin. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies provides patients who need Augmentin prescriptions at our home pharmacy or via free local deliveries for prescription refills.
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Some people have heard of using Augmentin for UTIs, Augmentin for strep throat or Augmentin for sinus infections. But what is Augmentin and what is it actually used for? Augmentin is an oral antibacterial medication that combines amoxicillin and clavulanic acid, a beta-lactamase inhibitor. By being combined with clavulanic acid in Augmentin, amoxicillin becomes less susceptible to degradation and extends the spectrum of coverage to additional bacteria. Augmentin is indicated for the treatment of specific types of lower respiratory infections, otitis media, sinusitis, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.
Augmentin – Side Effects
Augmentin, like other types of antibiotics and medications, can cause side effects. Side effects related to Augmentin use are generally mild and include, but are not limited to, diarrhea, nausea, rash and vomiting. More severe reactions can occur if one has an allergy or hypersensitivity to Augmentin which is why people who have a known hypersensitivity should not use the medication. Augmentin and alcohol should not be used together. All concerns regarding the use of Augmentin and potential side effects should be directed to one’s medical provider and pharmacist prior to use.
At many pharmacies, the cost of Augmentin tablets is eighty cents per pill which makes it only moderately affordable. Fortunately, Augmentin is usually taken for a limited period of time and some insurance plans may even cover the cost of the antibiotic. Augmentin coupons may also be available through pharmacies or online at times. Farmington Drugs & Medical Supplies takes pride in offering the most cost efficient services and prescriptions to our patients.
A commonly used version of Augmentin tablets is Augmentin 875 -125 which consists of amoxicillin 875 mg and clavulanic acid 125 mg. Augmentin is well absorbed after being taken orally. The half life of the components of Augmentin after oral administration is generally under two hours and remain mildly bound to proteins. A percentage of the clavulanic acid and amoxicillin in Augmentin is excreted in the urine.
Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.